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2:45 PM ET, January 9, 2017


 Top News: 
Dana Eisenberg / Mediaite:
Meryl Streep at Golden Globes blasts Trump for mocking disabled reporter and calls for support of The Committee to Protect Journalists  —  Meryl Streep was honored with a lifetime achievement award at tonight's Golden Globes, and she used her speech to call out Donald Trump and defend Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Facebook to start testing mid-roll video ad format, share 55% of the revenue with video publishers, same as YouTube  —  Mark Zuckerberg has been building a video empire.  Time to turn it into a business.  —  Facebook wants to show more ads to people who watch its videos …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The term “fake news” has lost its meaning, now being used as a catch-all insult to peddle agendas, so we should retire it and call a lie a lie and a hoax a hoax  —  When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer's suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Martin Shkreli suspended from Twitter for harassing freelance journalist Lauren Duca, after Duca tweeted screenshots to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey  —  Twitter suspended Martin Shkreli's account on Sunday following his trolling of freelance journalist Lauren Duca.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Axios' Mike Allen denies endorsing Breitbart after social media backlash, says his optimistic words about the current moment in journalism were twisted  —  There's nothing that delights the folks at Breitbart News more than headlines glorifying Breitbart News.
Pagan Kennedy / New York Times:
About 400 out of 1,000+ organizations contacted by Sleeping Giants' social media campaign have vowed to remove Breitbart News from future digital ad buys  —  One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time.
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Obama White House veterans, including Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, launch Crooked Media, with a new podcast called Pod Save America, partly to counter Trump  —  With Donald Trump about to enter the White House, they just don't feel like “keepin' it 1600” anymore.
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
The Washington Post is creating an eight-person rapid response investigations team to supplement its current investigations unit  —  The Washington Post is creating a rapid-response investigative team that will work closely with all departments in the newsroom, particularly the National staff over the next year or so.
Amazon Studios picked up its first Golden Globes movie award, for Manchester by the Sea  —  Amazon Studios, the six-year-old film-and-television production arm of retail giant Amazon Inc., took home two Golden Globes Sunday night out of 11 nominations total.
Discussion: Forbes, Variety, Mediaite and
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
The Onion's studio division signs three-film development deal with Lionsgate and production company Serious Business  —  The satirical media brand is partnering with the studio and production company Serious Business to develop multiple projects.  —  The Onion is looking to get into the movie business.
Discussion: @kyle_ryan and @thrmattbelloni
Max Fisher / New York Times:
How Russian hackers steered Western media coverage with stolen documents and PR efforts via Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks  —  As the dust settles on Russian interference in the United States election, journalists are confronting an aspect that has received less scrutiny than the hacking itself …
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Agence France-Presse:
German media, politicians warn against spike in distorted or fake news after Breitbart story alleges crowd chanting ""Allahu Akbar" set church on fire
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How a small public Tennessee radio station uses a bread truck converted into a mobile recording studio to spark community engagement
Matthew Townsend / Bloomberg:
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Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why endorsements remain an essential community service, based on interviews with opinion editors at 20+ newspapers